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My ACT 2011 database does not open

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My ACT 2011 database does not open

I have a big problem; my ACT 2011 database all of the sudden does not open.

The issues being reported are the following; can anybody help? Best regards

 

Microsoft.Practices.Unity.ResolutionFailedException: Resolution of the dependency failed, type = "Act.UI.ActApplication", name = "". Exception message is: The current build operation (build key Build Key[Act.UI.ActApplication, null]) failed: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException: Binary stream '0' does not contain a valid BinaryHeader. Possible causes are invalid stream or object version change between serialization and deserialization.    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.__BinaryParser.Run()    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.ObjectReader.Deserialize(HeaderHandler handler, __BinaryParser serParser, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream, HeaderHandler handler, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at Act.UI.Core.CustomCommandHelper.Deserialize(String fileName) (Strategy type BuildPlanStrategy, index 3) ---> Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.BuildFailedException: The current build operation (build key Build Key[Act.UI.ActApplication, null]) failed: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException: Binary stream '0' does not contain a valid BinaryHeader. Possible causes are invalid stream or object version change between serialization and deserialization.    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.__BinaryParser.Run()    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.ObjectReader.Deserialize(HeaderHandler handler, __BinaryParser serParser, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream, HeaderHandler handler, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at Act.UI.Core.CustomCommandHelper.Deserialize(String fileName) (Strategy type BuildPlanStrategy, index 3) ---> System.Exception: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException: Binary stream '0' does not contain a valid BinaryHeader. Possible causes are invalid stream or object version change between serialization and deserialization.    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.__BinaryParser.Run()    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.ObjectReader.Deserialize(HeaderHandler handler, __BinaryParser serParser, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream, HeaderHandler handler, Boolean fCheck, Boolean isCrossAppDomain, IMethodCallMessage methodCallMessage)    at Act.UI.Core.CustomCommandHelper.Deserialize(String fileName)    at Act.UI.Core.CustomCommandHelper.Deserialize(String fileName)    at Act.UI.Core.CustomCommandHelper.get_CustomMacroHandlers()    at Act.UI.Core.Explorer.RestoreImagesToCollection()    at Act.UI.Core.Explorer.LoadDisconnectedMenuToolBar()    at Act.UI.ActApplication.InitializeExplorer()    at Act.UI.ActApplication.InitializeApplication()    at Act.UI.ActApplication..ctor(IUnityContainer container, IEventAggregator eventAggregator)    at BuildUp_Act.UI.ActApplication(IBuilderContext )    at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.DynamicMethodBuildPlan.BuildUp(IBuilderContext context)    at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.BuildPlanStrategy.PreBuildUp(IBuilderContext context)    at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.StrategyChain.ExecuteBuildUp(IBuilderContext context)    --- End of inner exception stack trace ---    at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.StrategyChain.ExecuteBuildUp(IBuilderContext context)    at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.Builder.BuildUp(IReadWriteLocator locator, ILifetimeContainer lifetime, IPolicyList policies, IStrategyChain strategies, Object buildKey, Object existing)    at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainer.DoBuildUp(Type t, Object existing, String name)    --- End of inner exception stack trace ---    at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainer.DoBuildUp(Type t, Object existing, String name)    at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainer.Resolve(Type t, String name)    at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainerBase.Resolve[T]()    at Act.Application.ActBootstrapper.ConfigureContainer()    at Act.Composite.UnityExtensions.SimpleUnityBootstrapper.Run(Boolean useDefaultConfiguration)    at Act.Application.Act.Main(String[] args)

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Re: My ACT 2011 database does not open

Hello mistergee70,
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Community. Please see if the following Knowledgebase article helps to resolve the issue:
http://kb.Sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/Sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2586...

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.